Alan Clarke


Alan Clarke is a retired Assistant Commissioner and Commander of the NSW Police Major Events and Incidents Group (MEIG). The MEIG manages all high risk public order response and major event planning. At the time of his retirement, Alan had served 36 years with NSW Police. During his career, Alan served as the principal sponsor of the Command Level Training Program which incorporates the Incident Commanders Course (ICC). In 2004, he undertook a secondment to the NSW Premiers' Department as the NSW Director of Crime Prevention. He has also performed the role of Commander of NSW Police Public Affairs, and co-ordinated interstate and overseas deployments of NSW Police to assist in emergencies. These include the Victorian Bush Fires, Queensland Floods, and Christchurch Earthquake. In addition, as Assistant Commissioner, Alan was the Corporate Spokesperson for the use of TASER by NSW Police and oversaw the introduction of TASER to front line policing in NSW. In 2010 Alan represented all Australian Police Jurisdictions and New Zealand at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Taser Conference in Philadelphia USA. In 2010 Alan Clarke travelled to the UK, Berlin and Zurich to review security operations for major events. Following this, he developed security plans and costs for government bids for events including the Soccer World Cup, International Monetary Fund Annual General Meeting, and 2014 G20 Leaders conference. In 2011, Alan presented on the ‘use of social media in event communications’ at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economies Planning Conference, held in Vancouver, Canada. Alan holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Sydney University.